It's back to school for the kidlets today and what excites me the most is that I can (hopefully) get back on blogging and crafting track. If it weren't for the awesome challenge blogs that I am blessed to be a part of, my summer would have been a virtual crafting drought. Thank goodness for challenge blogs!!!
With that on the brain. Over at Twisted Tuesday Challenge, we have a new challenge for this fortnight and it's right in line with the back to school goodness upon us!
The Challenge: Use Primary Colours (i.e. Red, Yellow, Blue)
The Twist: Use buttons!
The design team has some fabulous inspiration for you. Be sure to drop by their blogs and give them some love!
Here is my creation:
|I used Distress Paints for the colour splashes. I used watercolour paper for the paints. The stamp in the background is from Hero Arts. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.|
The background stamp which was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder did not pop as much as I had hoped. I think the ceiling fan running full speed above me in my craft room may have 1) dried out some of the ink before I got the powder on; 2) blown off some of the powder prematurely from the stamped image. Live and learn. Hopefully with the cooler weather on the way I won't have the fan working quite so hard (tee hee). The Distress Paints didn't blend as well as I hoped. I swiped the colours on using the built in dauber top and then sprayed some Perfect Pearls laced water over the paint quite generously. Not much happened. I then tried to blend a little using a thin, flat paint brush which I don't think did much either. I think I'll need to practice using this media to perfect the technique!
The Sponsor this month is Little Blue Button Stamps. Be sure to check 'em out!
Be sure to join in all the Twisted fun and I hope to see your creation real soon!
I'd also like to submit this to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!